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Old 08-18-2007, 01:53 PM   #3
Basia Halliop
Join Date: Jun 2006
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Re: preserving knees and shoulders....

I used to get sore shoulders after a day of pins (although it wouldn't seem painful during the pin itself). I found doing a few simple exercises to strengthen the muscles around my shoulders got rid of that problem.

Personally I find basic fitness really helps with ukemi. The muscles around a joint apparently play a role in protecting that joint.

The other thing I find helps me with eg not getting a sore back is stretching muscles right _after_ practicing.
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